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EnerNOC Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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Pros
  • The people are high-calibre and are united on a mission I care deeply about - to change the way the world uses energy (in 18 reviews)

  • Amazing culture of bright, passionate people who want to change the way the world uses energy (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Employees are so passionate about the work that they sometimes don't ensure work/life balance by setting boundaries for work time (in 17 reviews)

  • Very misguided upper management (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EnerNOC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great Commission Plan - a high 6 figure OTE is possible
    - EnerNOC has the best products in the industry which is a major advantage when selling them
    - It feels like you are working for a .ORG but with .COM pay

    Cons

    -Long Hours
    -Fast-paced environment which can change quickly, some people dislike that

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the transparency, missions and vision


  2. "Feel like a founder"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leadership in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Leadership in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EnerNOC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    EnerNOC is in the vanguard of a diverse group of companies that are shifting how energy is conceptualized and managed. What's unique, or at least special, about working at EnerNOC is having the ability to learn, stumble, rise up, and ultimately succeed in an area of rapid change.

    Few people are able to enjoy the intensity of having challenges, setbacks, and victories all in one quarter without going all-in and starting their own company in a developing industry. Working at EnerNOC provides the excitement of being smack in the middle of a rapidly-evolving market.

    A few more tangible pros:

    - Strong comp plans
    - Committed teams
    - Ability to participate in decision-making

    Cons

    Every place has some downsides, but none of them at EnerNOC are atypical.

    Advice to Management

    Build your way to the growth we all want to enjoy.

  3. "Incredible place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EnerNOC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are ambitious and want to work with others that are at the top of their game then EnerNOC is the place for you. They recognize talent and you are judged on the merit of your work. Your ideas are always heard and if you can impact the organization for the better you will be given an opportunity to do so. To change the way the world uses energy, EnerNOC brings together some of the best talent I've seen. It is nice to be apart of something that is so inspiring.

    Cons

    Not that it is a con per se but change is something you should anticipate. New programs and offerings are constantly being uncovered and as such the organization needs to be very nimble.


  4. "Still a good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at EnerNOC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    EnerNOC has an excellent product to offer customer. They have deep knowledge of energy markets, they have an account management team built to service existing customers, and they have relationships with the major grid operators to maximize their benefits to customers. A lot of smart people work at EnerNOC, and they strive to be the best. Still a good place to make money.

    Cons

    Mission has slipped over the years. They won the DR marketplace but placed a huge bet on becoming a software company and that didn't work out. They could be sold. Many good people have left, management needs to find a compelling mission for the company going forward.


  5. Helpful (9)

    "Arrogance and Incompetence rule the day"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Development in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EnerNOC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great Sales Experience
    -Worked with tough managers that taught me what is was like to have a truly mean leader
    -Learned how to sell myself. Amongst the chaos of the failing business, it was an important skill to learn. Not everyone gets eaten by the chasing bear, just the slowest

    Cons

    -They fired all my friends, some of which found out thursday/friday through rumors that they were being fired, only to be promptly fired Monday
    - Forced sales people to sell deals w/ software bundled, and refused to let you see the bread and butter product without software
    - as a salesperson, I missed out on a 50k+ commission because of a software requirement, only for them to abandon that product altogether a few months later.
    -They needed a reason to let a long tenured employee go, so they "audited" their expense reports until they found something

    Advice to Management

    -Tim has to go.
    -Let Brew run the business.
    -Focus on DR


  6. Helpful (11)

    "2-weeks severance across the board"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EnerNOC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked with some of the brightest, most mission-driven people. Smart and generally willing to help out, but only those below Director level.

    Cons

    They laid off a bunch of people with 2-weeks severance, because upper management made terrible business decisions. Yet upper management gets to keep their jobs and salaries, while the rest of the employees get pushed out with no cushion. After layoffs were announced, upper management went around ignoring people who sat a few feet away who they knew were laid off. I would not go back or recommend to anyone to work for a company that does that.

    Advice to Management

    Take responsibility for your poor decisions. You screw up over and over again and yet get to keep your jobs, positions, and stock. The only people hurt by your poor management are your employees, who get pushed out on the street, and then you ignore them. Would it have killed you to apologize? You need to do better, own up to it.


  7. "Great Future"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    I have been working at EnerNOC full-time

    Pros

    Our team has great coworkers with intellectual capital, tools to support work tasks. Great Baltimore team.

    Cons

    Unclear business model and future direction.

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Avoid at all costs"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EnerNOC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you are just entering the work force need that first job to get something on your resume, then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Zero employee loyalty. Terrible software product. Chronic re-organization. Insanely high turnover rate. Engineering group is delusional and refuses to make a working usable product.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves. Each and every one of you should swan dive from the balcony and let real professionals take over.


  9. Helpful (10)

    "A very bad place to be"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EnerNOC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free snacks and a nice view of the Atlantic from HQ.

    Cons

    Company has a lot of director and above little people with big titles that run roughshod over their rank and file employees. As another reviewer mentioned, it isn't uncommon for long tenured employees to receive 2 weeks severance (the same as most companies would give you if you were being terminated with cause) because management has driven the company financials into the toilet and can't pull them back out to save their life. That's OK though because, unlike most companies, management is well compensated DESPITE performance.

    Advice to Management

    A new CEO would be a good first step in the right direction.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EnerNOC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best and brightest people you'll ever work with. Great company mission and vision. Lots of opportunity to make an impact for employees of any level. Can be a chaotic place to work, but usually in a good way.

    Cons

    Company is sometimes ambitious to the point of arrogance, leading to over-investment in things that aren't yet proven viable on the assumption that they are sure to succeed.


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